Financial Aid

Scholarships for SCC Students

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SCC Foundation Scholarships:
The following is a brief description of scholarship programs for SCC students. Scholarships are gift money that does not need to be repaid as long as the student meets the eligibility criteria. Scholarships may be awarded based on financial need or some type of merit (such as academic), or a combination of the two. The Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) is also required for many scholarship applications.

Check out the sidebar for an alphabetical list of scholarships available through Southwestern Community College Foundation and other donors that have contacted us. Click on the scholarship title for more details.  Students are encouraged to review the list to identify any scholarships they might be eligible for.  Flip through the links by using the arrows at the bottom of the sidebar. Please realize that in addition to the information in the descriptions there may be eligibility requirements beyond those mentioned below. For complete scholarship and application information, you may come by the Financial Aid Office located in the Balsam Center or contact us at 828.339.4438 or 800.447.4091, ext. 4438. To apply for scholarships, visit https://southwesterncc.awardspring.com.  The deadline for the 2017-2018 SCC scholarship applications was April 14, 2017.  Students will be alerted when new opportunities become available.

The Financial Aid Office may receive scholarships throughout the academic year. Please continue to check your student email or come by the Financial Aid Office for new scholarship information. Should funding for any scholarship become unavailable, that scholarship will not be awarded during the upcoming academic year.

Scholarship Web Searches:
The following are a few of the many search engines for scholarships known to us.  We recommend that you always read all the details before you provide your personal information, and be sure you are willing to accept the provider's terms and conditions.  Remember, never pay anyone to help you find free financial aid.

Outside Scholarships:
Students are encouraged to pursue scholarship opportunities throughout their communities, from groups such as civic organizations and churches, and to research other national scholarships through reputable organizations and web sites. There are many organizations and agencies that offer scholarship information.  Southwestern Community College (SCC) provides links to scholarship opportunities as a service to our students. SCC does not offer the scholarships, and has no responsibility for or involvement in the scholarship administration, selection and award processes. If you have questions about outside scholarships, please contact the company offering them.  To view the outside scholarships we're currently aware of, please click here